“Eastbound & Down” star Danny McBride is returning to HBO with an 18-episode comedy series, “Vice Principals,” network programming president Michael Lombardo announced Wednesday.
The series — created and produced by McBride and Jody Hill, who also created HBO’s “Eastbound & Down” — tells the story of a high school and its seconds in command, the vice principals.
“Danny McBride and Jody Hill have created a smart, rowdy and unpredictable style of comedy that we can’t get enough of,” Lombardo said in a statement. “The idea of them setting their minds on high school was irresistible.”
“HBO was the perfect creative family for ‘Eastbound & Down,’ and we’re excited to pack up the van for the next adventure,” McBride added.
“Vice Principals” is executive produced by Danny McBride, Jody Hill, David Gordon Green and Stephanie Laing, who were also executive producers of “Eastbound & Down.” The debut date and number of episodes per season have yet to be announced.
“Eastbound” concluded its four-season run on HBO in 2013.